WashPost: Schumer, Pelosi Offer Trump $1.3B for Border Wall

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., are set to offer President Donald Trump $1.3 billion in funding for the border wall, well short of the $5 billion Trump seeks, as a spending bill looms, The Washington Post reports.

If they cannot come to an agreement, the government could shut down Dec. 22, days before Christmas.

Breaking News

Be the first to know when big news breaks


Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi will sit with Trump Tuesday morning at the White House to discuss the deal.

Both sides have dug in on their demands over border funding, with Schumer last week warning a “Trump temper tantrum” will be the cause of a shutdown.

“If President Trump wants to throw a temper tantrum and shut down the government over Christmas over the wall, that’s his decision,” Schumer said.

Democrats have stipulated the border money can only be used for fencing, but Republicans are saying Trump would veto such a bill.

“I don’t think that’s acceptable,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican told the Post. “I can’t imagine the president would accept that.”

Trump last Friday said the wall would pay for itself in a single month.

“We’re talking about a wall for 20 billion, 15 billion,” the president claimed in a Kansas City speech to law enforcement. “I could even do it cheaper if I have to, and it’ll be better than anybody’s ever seen a wall. Think of that. You’re talking about hundreds of billions of dollars, and you’re talking about a fraction. You’d make it up in a month – a month! – by having a proper wall.”

via newsmax

You might also be interested in:

6 comments

  1. WASHINGTON POST?……LOL………LOOKS LIKE SCHEMER (SPELLED CORRECTLY), AND PISSLOSI (SPELLED CORRECTLY) ARE FIXING TO RUN IN 2020………THEY ARE NOW TRYING TO FOOL THE USA LEGAL CITIZENS THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS………..YET, THEY ARE STILL FINANCING THE ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH WELFARE/FOOD/MEDS AND WILL NEVER STOP…….

    ALSO IT IS A BIG LAUGH WHEN THE LIBERAL MEDIA COME OUT WITH RIDICULOUS STORIES…….

  2. WASHINGTON POST?……LOL………LOOKS LIKE SCHUMER , AND PELOSI ARE FIXING TO RUN IN 2020………THEY ARE NOW TRYING TO FOOL THE USA LEGAL CITIZENS THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS………..YET, THEY ARE STILL FINANCING THE ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH WELFARE/FOOD/MEDS AND WILL NEVER STOP…….

    ALSO IT IS A BIG LAUGH WHEN THE LIBERAL MEDIA COME OUT WITH RIDICULOUS STORIES…….

  3. Walls work. Bet Pelosi has a WALL at her winery.

    The WALL PAYS FOR ITSELF in a couple months in savings on foodstamps, section 8 housing, welfare, school costs, medical costs, and it saves lives lost to ILLEGAL DRUGS, DRUNKEN DRIVING, STREET CRIME WITH GANGS.

  4. I am not sure that a wall would pay for itself in a month, or even a year, but that is not the point. The point is that years ago, the Congress approved building a wall, Reagan granted amnesty, and the Dems pulled the funding. Do not forget that, folks. Dems are not to be trusted to keep any promise they make. But I suspect that neither side really wants the wall-it is a useful political distraction, and some of the big wheelers and dealers in Washington benefit financially from the fear of illegals that they will be deported. Thus, they pay them less than minimum, get the most labor they can, and the sad thing is that these people are still better off even being taken advantage of, than they were in their country of origin. So, I doubt any wall will be built in the rest of my lifetime, not matter what kind of rhetoric, threats, and skullduggery are used. Trump still has not de classified the information from the FISA warrant investigation, which should be released. We the people have a right to know who is trying to destroy this republic-won’t happen, apparently, as long as he thinks it is of some political value. Too bad. I am very disappointed in him for that.

  5. Will the wall keep the U.S. safe? No! But it will help staunch the flow of casual migrants into the country. The Criminal element have other ways to push their human cargo through weak links in the border with assistance from corrupt politicians, government agencies and private minions of swamp denizens who accept bribes from the illegal factions. Something seriously must be done to chastise, castigate or even bring far-reaching legal action against those that would circumvent the laws of the U.S. Constitution by releasing those illegal transient migrants and the criminal elements near the border so the corrupt swamp denizens and their anti-Trump minions cannot, and will stop the illegal of transporting those catch and release migrants into the U.S., hundreds of miles into the country to release them amongst legitimate American citizens, despite what the constitutional law dictates.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*